Explosion Proof Storage

Project Brief

The client is a large provider of industrial, medical and special gases in Ireland and internationally. It forms part of a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 50,000 employees globally.

The client services a global manufacturer of ICT components who had a requirement for large quantities of a product that is both toxic and flammable. The requirement was temperature controlled containers which would allow this product to be stored under 4 degrees celsius.

Due to the flammable nature of the gas, conventional refrigerated storage is not suitable for this project and the volatile nature of the gas itself would case it to degrade and become unusable if not stored below 4 degrees Celsius. In order to resolve these issues, CRS Pharma Solutions were tasked to source, install and maintain an ATEX cold store solution which provided a suitable and secure environment for the product.



The challenge for the client was to find temperature controlled storage made of spark free components. ATEX certified products are highly specialised and have significantly longer lead times than standard refrigeration equipment.

Additionally, the client needed a partner who could provide the specialist maintenance and support requirements of the cold storage solution and ATEX components.



In order to meet the client’s requirements for the project, ATEX components were sourced from Europe and the US, and subsequently brought to CRS Pharma Solutions’ own facility in order to assemble and retrofit them to match the design specification.

Temperature control monitors were embedded in the unit and linked to a communications system, meaning that both CRS and on site staff are notified immediately of any temperature variation which threatens the integrity of the gas product.

CRS Pharma Solutions included two cooling units which operate independently of each other and alternate throughout the day, and installed a backup generator which will automatically come into effect in the event of a power failure. These specifications improve the reliability of the system, ensuring maximum operational ability of the unit and security of its contents.

According to the clients need for the project, CRS Pharma Solutions are first-responders for any issues concerning the refrigeration unit as they provide both preventative maintenance and call-out support services, reducing the risk of damage to the high value product.



The client can store the product in a temperature controlled environment for their client on a large scale while meeting highly specialised certifications. The ATEX cold store has been on-site and in operation since September 2014.


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Published by: CRS Cold Storage

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